Fonds F 61
5 centimetres of textual records
Fonds consists predominantly of letters received by Peter Robinson from government officials, settlers, and other individuals.
The correspondence relates to: local events, events in England, the purchase of cattle by Robinson, settlers' supplies, the occupation and ownership of various lots, and the surveying and settlement of Puslinch Township. Letters also contain recommendations for individuals as settlers, and letters of recommendation for various positions.
Also included are requests for assistance from various individuals for money and/or credit and requests for letters of recommendation and introduction.
Records are arranged chronologically.
Peter Robinson (1785-1838) was a politician and was involved in the movement of Irish emigrants to Upper Canada, for which the town of Peterborough was named after him.
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Additional material associated with the Peter Robinson fonds can be found at the Peterborough Centennial Museum or at the Archives on Ontario on self-serve microfilm MS 12, reels 1 to 3. An inventory of this material is available at the beginning of reel 1.
Records related to the Peter Robinson settlers can be found in Department of Crown Land records: Series RG 1-162 Fiats for land grants - Peter Robinson settlers; Series RG 1-163 Records relating to the Peter Robinson settlers; and Series RG 1-84 Returns of settlers in the Newcastle District.
Title based on content of fonds.
Accession Number: 1600.
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